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Atlanta Schools: Thinking Outside The Lesson Plan

Understanding how our students are learning, who is breaking new ground and what’s working well is critical to raising awareness about educational progress in Atlanta.

Advancing Atlanta: Education is part of WABE‘s education coverage and American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, a public media initiative made possible by The Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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Atlanta Education: What Works

Arts in Education

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Some 2,500 years ago, Plato said that music "is a more potent instrument than any other for education." On "City Lights," two Atlanta educators made a case for music education in 21st century schools.

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The Civil War can be an emotional issue in the South to this day. The massacre last year at an African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina was a painful and tragic reminder. From Confederate flags, to carvings on Stone Mountain, to statues at the Georgia Capitol, the ideological battle still rages.

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The ninth graders in Bobetta Bailey’s Wednesday health class are milling around the room reviewing facts they’ve learned about sexually transmitted infections.

One wall of the classroom is decorated with bright, colored diagrams of reproductive systems. The fact that Bailey’s class at Cross Keys High School is about more than just those diagrams is a little out of the ordinary.

Galloway Students Study Science Through Hands-On Art

Mar 25, 2016
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In science class at the Galloway School in Buckhead, fifth grader Sophie Orston is making a sculpture of a microorganism.

“I put two bottle caps together, and now I’m putting bubble wrap about it,” she explained. “Then, I am going to put some netting around the bubble wrap”

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